Insurance Studies Scholarships

Guidelines & Applications

NMSU & College of Business Scholarships

Deadline: March 1.

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  • Indicate your interest in an insurance career.
  • Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year.
  • Scholarships are awarded based upon GPA, involvement in Gamma Iota Sigma, working in insurance, insurance internships, and enrollment in the Minor in Risk Management and Insurance.
  • There is no minimum GPA. While GPA is important, the donors are interested in students’ extracurricular activities and career objectives.
  • Insurance scholarships are not restricted to business majors.

Scholarships through the College of Business. Approximately $23,000 is awarded annually to students studying Insurance and Actuarial Science. These funds are provided by a large number of donors whose common desire is to encourage students to pursue studies that will prepare them for careers in insurance, risk management and actuarial science.

Our scholarship donors include:

The large amount of financial assistance available to Insurance Studies students has been made possible by generous contributions by the insurance industry.

The insurance industry in New Mexico encourages young people to pursue a course of study which will prepare them for careers in risk management and insurance.

Contact: Dr. Tim Query.

Scholarships through External Agencies

Deadlines vary

  • Scholarship details may change from year-to-year.
  • Check the contacts at the links below for requirements and deadlines.
  • A few of these scholarships may require nomination from an Insurance faculty member.

Scholarships/ProgramsDeadlineAward
ACORD2015 ScholarsApply online$3,000 for ACORD2015
Actuarial Foundation: Various scholarshipsDeadlines varyAmounts vary
American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA)Mar. 1$2,000 Student Research Contest & trip to AAMGA Annual meeting
(Contact Dr. Query for details)
Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP)June 1$1,000
AXA Achievement ScholarshipWinners announced prior to Feb.52 state winners: $10,000.
10 national winners: Additional $15,000.
Be an actuary: Multiple scholarshipsDeadlines varyAmounts vary
Benedetti, Anita: Student Involvement ProgramEarly FallExpense-paid trip to RIMS Conference
Casualty Actuarial Society Trust (CAS)Early Mar.$2,000
CPCU-Loman Educational Foundation Internship Financial Aid Program February$2,000
GEICOMarch 2$1,000 each
Hedges, Bob: Undergraduate Student AwardApril 1Expense-paid trip to ARIA Conference
Hughes, Derek/NAPSLO Educational FoundationJun. 1Check website
Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA)Feb. 28$500-$2,500
Insurance Mkt & Mgt Services (IMMS)
No online scholarship info
Call 213.663.9851Paid trip to IMMS International Convention
International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE)Jun. 30Check website
IRU Scholars ProgramCheck their website; 2015 deadline was Sept. 1.2015 had three scholarship awardees
Paul Mills ScholarshipsMar. 30Multiple scholarships of $1,000 each
Principal Financial Group: Principal Scholars ProgramNov. 15$5,000
Public Risk Management Assoc. (PRIMA)Usually mid-Feb.Paid trip to conference
National African-American Insurance Association (NAAIA)July 15Varies
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)Mid-March$1,000
Robinson, Angus Jr.: Memorial Scholarship, Jackie HayesSept. 30Up to $5,000
Self-Insurance Educational Foundation (SEIF)Check website$3,500
Simpson, DW: Actuarial ScienceEnd of Apr. & end of Oct.$1,000
Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. ScholarsJan. 31$5,000
SuretyBonds.comMar. 31$1,500
URMIA Educational ScholarshipsMarch 31 Three $2,500 scholarships;
disbursements in August